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Murray, John, 1808-1892.

John Murray letter to Mrs. Tindal

1862 August 8


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F910


Creator: Murray, John, 1808-1892.


Title: John Murray letter to Mrs. Tindal


Inclusive Dates: 1862 August 8


Extent: 1 item (3 p.)


Abstract: In this single letter, dated August 8, 1862, British publisher John Murray wrote to Mrs. Tindal regarding the work on the new Biographica Britannica.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F910, John Murray letter to Mrs. Tindal, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 62, F910: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, October 2007.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, November 2011.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

John Murray (1808-1892) was a publisher in the British firm of John Murray.

Murray attended Charterhouse School and later Edinburgh University, receiving an MA in 1827. He was a part of the publishing firm when Sir Walter Scott acknowledged the authorship of the Waverley novels. After traveling throughout Europe, John Murray wrote guide books on Holland, France, South Germany, and Switzerland.

The Mrs. Tindal, to whom the letter was addressed, may have been Mrs. Acton Tindal (Henrietta Euphemia Harrison), a noted British poet.

Sources:

"John Murray (1808-1892)," Dictionary of National Biography. 2nd edition (London: Smith, Eder, & Co., 1906) http://books.google.com (accessed November 2011).


Scope and Content Note

In this single letter, dated August 8, 1862, British publisher John Murray wrote to Mrs. Tindal regarding the work on the new Biographica Britannica.

Murray noted that any new information that Mrs. Tindal's husband (Acton Tindal) might contribute would be welcomed by Dr. Smith, and assured her that no one had applied to "for a paper on Bucks." Murray closed his letter by mentioning their mutual friends, the Eastlakes.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Murray, John, 1808-1892--Correspondence.
Tindal, Henrietta Euphemia, 1818?-1879--Correspondence.
Corporate Names
John Murray (Firm)
Topical Terms
Publishers and publishing--Great Britain--History--19th century.
Form/Genre Terms
Correspondence.
Personal Contributors
Tindal, Henrietta Euphemia, 1818?-1879, correspondent.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.


Detailed Contents List

John Murray autograph letter signed to Mrs. Tindal, 1862 August 8   [Box 62 F910]